2014/12/29 - The Spanish olive oil production stands at 179,700 t. on November 30th, representing 1% less than the figure recorded in the same period last year and 27% higher than the average of the last four campaigns, according to the latest data from the Information Agency and Food Control (AICA).
2014/12/23 - San Francisco will host from 11 to 13 January the Winter Fancy Food Show, the most important and largest gourmet event of the West Coast of the United States, in which Olivatessen by Mercacei will be presented, the most spectacular publication in the world dedicated to EVOO.
2014/12/22 - Under the promotion of China’s huge market potential and economic globalization, Beijing will host the 12th Global Olive Oil Competition 2015 to promote the standardized development of olive oil industry, carry out the national famous brand development strategy, set up the China International healthy olive oil brand, and promote the flourished development of healthy industry.
2014/12/19 - Over 100 chefs from 12 countries, 75 demos, 18 training workshops, seven competitions, auctions and awards. The XIII edition of Madrid Fusión will be held between 2 and 4 February in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid with the motto "Traveling cuisines: an adventure through knowledge".
2014/12/18 - Olive Japan is an annual comprehensive open-air event that brings olive oil producers and their products together with consumers and the trade. It is held the weekend in April after each year’s Olive Japan International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Symposium and Seminar events.
2014/12/17 - Commissioned and supervised by the management of the International Olive Council and coordinated by Maria Isabel Gómez from the IOC Statistics Department, this international study has been led by two experts with a solid track record in the subject area, José María Penco and Juan Vilar, who have drafted the study and its conclusions.
2014/12/16 - The BIOL Prize – For the best extra virgin olive oil from organic farming – was established by C.I.BI. – Italian Consortium for Organic Sector – in 1996 and is awarded annually on the basis of the judgment of an international panel. The best olive oils selected as winners of gold and silver medals are published in a guide available on the official website of the event www.premiobiol.it which contains the sensory profile of each sample analyzed.
2014/12/15 - As of 13 December 2014, new EU food labelling rules, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, will ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food content, and help them make informed choices about what they eat, including olive oil.
2014/12/12 - The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) has conducted a study on the typology and socio-demographic profile of consumers of organic food in Spain, which shows that the percentage of consumers who purchased or acquired organic food with their badge has increased slightly, representing almost a third of the Spanish population.
2014/12/11 - The Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, through the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IFAPA) agreed yesterday with QvExtra! International to develop joint activities in scientific research, technological development and training to promote the culture of quality extra virgin olive olis.